My son is 8 years old and has been in karate marital arts since he was 5 years old. What started off as a way to discipline and defend hisself, turned into something grand. In this short period of time, he has managed to accomplish many accolades in these short few years. He currently has 31 medals, 10 trophies, and a large trophy (that is taller than he is, lol). He has competed in all sorts of tournaments around Michigan and has never left empty handed. FYI, he is a 4.0 student as well. However, that is not what is important. The important thing to note about him is his drive, determination, will, and resilience at such an early age. I don't push him to do anything in this regard, but because he has the passion, he wants to train five to six days a week, when boys his age would rather play video games and play outside. His instructor encouraged me to step out of my element with him and my comfort zone for tournaments just in Michigan, and suggested in March 2015, to attend the WKC Regional Qualifiers in Toledo, OH. I obliged, with the intention to let my son obtain the experience, not knowing he would excel the way that he did. From there, he earned an opportunity to attend the National (State) Qualifiers in Dearborn, MI, June 5 and June 6, 2015, and if he placed, he would be a member of TEAM USA defending against other countries in Orlando, FL in November 2015. Well, he just completed that hurdle and made it! If you don't believe in your child, no one else will, so now is the hard task. I am looking to raise money for this special occassion because he truly deserves to go and has worked hard thus far. Assist me in making sure a young and talented young child, continues to strive to achieve success. Thank you.